Upcoming Events

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This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Mah-jongg Meet-up

February 27, 2020
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Rotunda - Selby Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Selby's new Mahjongg Meet-up welcomes everyone to learn American Style Mahjongg. If you already know how to play, come and share your tips and tricks with those who have never experienced the game outside of a computer simulation!   ...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.

Family Game Night

February 27, 2020
3:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Join us for our weekly board game night!  Choose from our collection or bring one of your own! ...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Board Game Time

February 27, 2020
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Teen Center - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Games
Event Description:
Come join other 11-17-year-olds for an afternoon of competitive card games and board games: Sushi Go, Coup, Dutch Blitz and Love Letter just to name a few! ...

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Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.

Teen Advisory Board

February 27, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Age Group: Teens (13 to 18 years)
Program Type: Creation Station, Discussion Groups, Educational, Volunteer Orientations & Programs
Event Description:
Join the Teen Advisory Board and make a difference at the library and in your community! We meet in the Teen Center during Board Game Time. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Growing Young Readers and Writers

February 27, 2020
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Environmental & Gardening, Storytimes
Event Description:
A club full of fun reading, writing, and gardening adventures, with nature providing prompts for our exercises. For ages 6 and up. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Movie Night

February 27, 2020
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Movies
Event Description:
Join us for our monthly movie night! Check in each month to see what we will watch.  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Black History Month Event - Black Seminoles

February 27, 2020
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Dr. Edward James II Meeting Room - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Special Events
Event Description:
Friends of the Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library  - Black History Event Scholar Squire Daniels'  special presentation  Florida's Black Indians and Gullah-Geechee Maroons Black Seminoles ...
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room - Selby Library
Age Group: Children (5 to 9 years), Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Families
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station
Event Description:
Make a sculpture in the style of the Hopi Kachina dolls which represent an animal.  These drop-in programs usually take about 30-60 minutes to complete and are recommended for ages 6 to 106; under 8 may require assistance from an adult. S...

Disclaimer(s)

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

VPL Thursday Evening Films

February 27, 2020
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
Room: Community Room - William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movies
Event Description:
Enjoy a wide range of movies from the classics to the recently released. Short intro precedes film. "Midnight in Paris" ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Shannon Staub Book Club

February 27, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions
Event Description:
This month we will be reading and discussing "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman. The novel is the smart, warm, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irre...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Word 2016 for Beginner's - New!

February 28, 2020
10:00am - 11:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Creation Station, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Description:
New to Microsoft Word?  This class shows beginners the latest version of Word, in Office 365, Word 2016.  Learn how to create a document or letter, choose font style, point size, and more.  Word 2016 includes several updates not availa...

Disclaimer(s)

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at scgov.net/ADA.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

French Club

February 28, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Event Description:
Weekly meeting of the Venice French Club.  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Genealogy Research

February 28, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Additional Locations
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Genealogy
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Description:
Research your family genealogy online through Ancestry and Heritage Quest.  Bring along your family names, dates and locations of your ancestors.  Computers are provided. Introductory sessions are in the morning 10 a.m. to noon. Advance...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Genealogy Research Session I

February 28, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Conference Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Genealogy, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Description:
Research your family genealogy online through Ancestry and Heritage Quest.  Bring along your family names, dates and locations of your ancestors.  Computers are provided. Introductory sessions are in the morning 10 a.m. to noon. Ad...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Conversational Spanish for Beginners

February 28, 2020
10:15am - 11:15am
Registration
Library Branch: Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Room: Meeting Room II - North Sarasota Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups, Spanish/En Español
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 14
Event Description:
Learn to speak common Spanish phrases in a fun, relaxed environment.  This 6 week course is designed for adult beginners who have little or no background in Spanish.  You will learn Spanish vocabulary for meeting other people and greet...
This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

February 28, 2020
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event Description:
For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots Family Center can help you enjoy parenting even more. Space is limited, pick up a ticket at the...
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.

Preschool Lab

February 28, 2020
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Storytime Room - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Storytimes
Event Description:
For children 18 months to 5 years old and their caregivers. Interact with your child in a variety of early literacy and STEAM activities including music, stories, crafts and games. This month's theme is wind. ...
This event is in the "Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.

Storytime

February 28, 2020
10:15am - 11:15am
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Youth Activity Room - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Preschoolers (3 to 5 years), Families
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
Preschoolers, ages 2 ½ - 5 and their parent, guardian or caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes, and crafts. There is a different theme every week. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Socrates Café

February 28, 2020
10:30am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Conference Room #139 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Discussion Groups
Event Description:
Join us for a friendly philosophic conversation each month. Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of the...
This event is in the "Tweens (9 to 12 years)" group.
This event is in the "Teens (13 to 18 years)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Open Lab in the Creation Station

February 28, 2020
10:30am - 1:30pm
Library Branch: Selby Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Selby Library
Age Group: Tweens (9 to 12 years), Teens (13 to 18 years), Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Creation Station, Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Self-guided time in the Creation Station. use our Adobe/ Mac software, sewing machines, craft supplies and more for your own personal projects.  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

AARP Free Tax Help

February 28, 2020
10:30am - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Shannon Staub Public Library
Room: Meeting Room #159 - Shannon Staub Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Tax Help
Event Description:
AARP is providing free tax help. It is requested that taxpayers bring photo ID, their Social Security card (or SSA 1099), and documentation to support their income and deductions. Visit the Shannon Staub Reference Desk to make appointments. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

AARP Tax Aide

February 28, 2020
10:30am - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Conference Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Tax Help
Event Description:
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free assistance for federal returns. By appointment only. You must schedule your appointment in person at Elsie Quirk Library's front desk. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Basic Conversational Spanish Class for Beginners

February 28, 2020
11:30am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Elsie Quirk Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Elsie Quirk
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Spanish/En Español
Event Description:
Hola! Come and learn basic conversational Spanish with instructor Dan Duffy. This class is for persons who know little or no Spanish. Mr. Duffy is a winter resident of Englewood and a career educator. Senor Duffy will be teaching from the book "...
This event is in the "Babies (Birth to 1 year)" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers (1 to 3 years)" group.
This event is in the "Children (5 to 9 years)" group.

Forty Carrots Partners in Play

February 28, 2020
11:45am - 12:45pm
Library Branch: Fruitville Public Library
Room: Meeting Room - Fruitville Library
Age Group: Babies (Birth to 1 year), Toddlers (1 to 3 years), Children (5 to 9 years)
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event Description:
For mobile babies to 5 years old. Drop in to enjoy special play time with your child, meet our friendly Parenting Educators and discover how Forty Carrots Family Center can help you enjoy parenting even more. Space is limited, pick up a ticket at the...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Genealogy Research Session II (Advanced Class)

February 28, 2020
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: North Port Public Library
Room: Conference Room - North Port Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Genealogy, Technology Instruction
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Description:
Research your family genealogy online through Ancestry and Heritage Quest.  Bring along your family names, dates and locations of your ancestors.  Computers are provided. Introductory sessions are in the morning 10 a.m. to noon. Ad...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Gulf Gate Public Library
Room: Meeting Room A - Gulf Gate Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author Event, Lectures
Event Description:
Winner of the 2019 Royal Palm Literary Award for his book Taylor Made: Poetry, Prose, and Reflections, Dr. Ray Noble Taylor will discuss the process of organizing, composing, and publishing his family’s powerful Great Migration story in poetry and pr...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Ask Jack

February 28, 2020
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Room: Creation Station - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology Instruction
Event Description:
Jack, The Computer Guy, will explain how your computer works and why it doesn't. ...